PresenceLearning Helps Reduce Travel Burden for Itinerant Speech-Language Pathologists in Klamath County School District

Geographically large district in Oregon uses online speech therapy to help serve students in district’s northern- and southern-most counties

SAN FRANCISCO, December 8, 2015 – Covering a large, spread out area in southern Oregon, Klamath County School District needed to find a solution to help alleviate the excessive “windshield time” of its speech-language pathologists (SLPs), who often felt they had to sacrifice valuable time working with students because of the long travel times between their school sites. This, on top of a hard-to-fill vacancy for an SLP, led to the successful implementation of PresenceLearning’s live, online speech therapy services for close to 80 of the district’s students. 

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Curriculum Associates’ New i-Ready® Central Facilitates Successful Implementation of i-Ready

Robust collection of online resources gives teachers the right tools exactly when they need them

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., December 8, 2015—Curriculum Associates recently launched i-Ready Central to help teachers, principals, and administrators successfully implement its award-winning i-Ready program. The online portal, offered at no additional cost to all i-Ready users and accessible 24/7, includes more than 160 resources organized around stages of implementation throughout the school year. These resources, including tips, training videos, and planning tools, will be updated frequently to ensure educators have the most current, relevant content at their fingertips when they need it.

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Call for Applications Now Open for Vernier Software & Technology’s 2016 Engineering Contest

Three STEM teachers will each win $5,500 in prizes for creatively using Vernier sensors to introduce students to engineering concepts and practices

BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 8, 2015 – Vernier Software & Technology is now accepting applications for its 2016 Engineering Contest that recognizes engineering, science, and STEM teachers for their creative use of Vernier sensors to teach students engineering concepts and practices. Three winning teachers — one middle school teacher, one high school teacher, and one college instructor — will each receive prizes valued at $5,500.

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Computer Resources and Focal Tech Launch Integrated Online Payment Portal for K-12 Schools

Schools can now easily offer online payment option for school fees

Barrington, NH – December 3, 2015 – Computer Resources LLC, developer of the MMS Student Information Platform for K-12 schools, and long-time partner Focal Tech, Inc. have launched a  Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant online payment portal to answer a long-standing need of parents to manage school fees online. The new offering gives parents an easy option to manage and complete student- and school-related payment transactions – such as fees for tuition, lunch, sports, and miscellaneous activities – using the MMS platform. 

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EmployeeSafe Suite Wins Seventh “Readers’ Choice Top Products” Award from District Administration Magazine

PublicSchoolWORKS’ software suites help districts create, implement and maintain comprehensive safety programing for students and staff

Cincinnati, OH (December 2, 2015) – PublicSchoolWORKS announced today the EmployeeSafe Suite was selected a winner of District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015” for having a positive impact on K12 education. District Administration magazine compiled the winners from more than 2,100 reader nominations. The Readers’ Choice Top Products annual awards program was created to help inform superintendents and other senior school district leaders of the products their colleagues are using to help their districts excel in a variety of areas, including technology, sustainability, school safety and curriculum instruction This is the seventh consecutive year that EmployeeSafe was selected a winner. To view the list of this year’s winners, click here

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Epson BrightLink® Series Wins a Readers’ Choice Top Product Award from District Administration magazine

BrightLink 536Wi Also Recently Selected a Tech & Learning Award of Excellence Winner

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2015 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, today announced the BrightLink® series of interactive projectors was selected a winner of District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015” for making a positive difference in K12 education. Additionally, the BrightLink 536Wi was recognized as a winner in Tech & Learning magazine’s Awards of Excellence program.

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Epson Technology Wins Multiple Awards in Education Technology Industry

Epson Recognized for its Innovative, Powerful and Budget-Friendly A/V Solutions for Schools 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 1, 2015 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, today announced its projectors and document cameras won top awards in the first-ever Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Awards and THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. Epson secured three titles – a Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Projectors, a Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Document Cameras and a Gold Readers’ Choice Award for Best Interactive Whiteboard – in the higher education competition, and two titles – Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Projectors (by Brand) and a Silver Readers’ Choice Award for Best Interactive Whiteboard – in the K-12 competition.

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PublicSchoolWORKS’ Steroid and Performance-Enhancing Substances Online Training Course Approved by Oregon DOE

Employees can take the online course to meet the state’s Training and Assessment requirement

Cincinnati, OH (November 30, 2015) — PublicSchoolWORKS’ “Steroids and Supplements: Use, Abuse and Prevention Strategies” online training course is now officially approved by the Oregon Department of Education as meeting the Oregon School Activities Association’s (OSSA) Steroids Training and Assessment requirement and is now listed as an approved course on the Oregon Department of Education website. In an attempt to reduce the use and abuse of anabolic steroids and performance enhancing substances (ASPES) among school-age children, OSSA requires all district employees who are coaches or athletic directors to be trained on identifying the signs of ASPES use and abuse, as well as understanding evidence-based prevention strategies. The Oregon State Legislature Senate Bill 517 requires all applicable employees complete this training once every four years.

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EdTechLens’ New Online K-5 Life Science Curriculum Features the Beauty and Splendor of the Rainforest

Rainforest Journey uses technology to provide multiple ways for educators to creatively teach Life Science 

 SCHENECTADY, NY – November 19, 2015 – Designed to be delivered as whole group instruction, small group learning, or individual student exploration, the new Rainforest Journey features a customizable, easy-to-use platform that delivers vibrant, multimedia content to students in grades K-5. Developed by online curriculum company EdTechLens, Rainforest Journey provides lessons that can replace or complement life science textbooks. 

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Catalyst Investors Leads $25 Million Series C Investment in PresenceLearning

Ryan McNally joins company’s Board of Directors

NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO, NOVEMBER 19, 2015 – Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors led the recent $25 million Series C investment in PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavior and mental health services for K-12 students. Existing investors Birchmere Ventures, Blue Heron Capital, Catamount Ventures, and New Markets Venture Partners also participated in the round. Catalyst Partner & Co-Founder Ryan McNally has joined the company’s Board of Directors.

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